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Wittgenstein and the Idea of Critical Social Theory : Giddens, Habermas and Bhaskar.

Author: Nigel Pleasants
Publisher: New York : Routledge Florence : Taylor & Francis Group [distributor] Sept. 1999
Series: Studies in social and political thought, vol. 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book uses the philosophy of Wittgenstein as a perspective from which to challenge the idea of a critical social theory, represented pre-eminently by Giddens, Habermas and Bhaskar.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pleasants, Nigel.
Wittgenstein and the Idea of Critical Social Theory.
New York : Routledge Sept. 1999 Florence : Taylor & Francis Group [distributor]
(DLC) 99022356
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Pleasants
ISBN: 9780415189538 0415189535
OCLC Number: 712629500
Target Audience: Trade
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Wittgenstein and critical social theory 2. Does Wittgenstein mean what he says? The rejection of 'theory' and 'explanation' 3. Winch, Wittgenstein and critical social theory 4. Wittgenstein's rule-following remarks and critical social theory: deconstructing tacit knowledge and transcendental rules 5. Hayek's and Gidden's epistemological argument against socialism: a myth of symbolism? 6. 'Free to act otherwise'? Questioning the reality of Bhaskar's realist ontology 7. Milgram versus Garfinkel: are we cultural dopes or reflexive agents? A reflexive critique of ethnomethodology 8. Habermas and the idea of a critical social theory - a change of paradigm? 9. Conclusion
Series Title: Studies in social and political thought, vol. 15.

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